Yup! That’s how I know so much of this stuff is just confirmation bias.
The idea that indie devs hold any influence over gaming publications whatsoever is laughable. At the risk of sounding like a total dick, just wander through the Indie Megabooth at PAX with a press badge and you’ll see how that relationship works.
We cover indie games that are rad and interesting. We cover more of them now because there is more of them, and less AAA. Simple.